nice to meet you, Val!!!! and congratulations!!! from my experience, cravings DID come back, but they're not NEARLY as strong as they used to be - in fact, it's quite common for me to be able to delay them long enough that i actually FORGET them. having said that, though, for the past couple of weeks, i've been CRAVING my grandmother's spaghetti sauce, so i finally gave in over the weekend and made it. and gave much of it away, and froze most of the rest. and i've SO enjoyed it - over small servings of pasta.
and - drum roll please - my grandmother's eggplant parm, which she made without breading or frying or extra fat.
the biggest challenge i face, though, is the mindless eating - the wanting something in my mouth. gotta re-focus on that. it's gotta stop.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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